Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1921

Rufus King RUFUS OLIVER "R.O." KING, JR. was born Oct. 23, 1904 in Santa Anna, TX. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1921. He married Gladys Barnes in May of 1925. As a young man he worked in Ranger with his dad, R.O. King, Sr., in a barber shop. He also worked for Lone Star Gas Company in Ranger. The R.O. King, Sr. & family moved to Ranger during the oil boom in 1918. After his marriage, R.O. & Gladys moved to Houston where he worked for the Houston Industrial Gas Supply, where he retired. R.O. died on May 24, 1996 and was buried at Bullock Cemetery near Ranger. His wife, Gladys, died in May of 1997 and is also buried in Bullock Cemetery. He is survived by a son, Bob, a daughter-in-law, Christina, and three granddaughters. Bob King SON: ROBERT HERBERT KING left this earthly plain on Feb. 10, 2011 to travel on to the next part of his journey, with burial in Bullock Cemetery near Ranger. He was born on May 1, 1934 in Ranger, TX. He moved to Houston at the age of 7 with his parents, Rufus Oliver & Gladys King who have preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Christian, & their companion, Snowball. He also leaves behind his daughters, Rebecca, Julie, and Carrie King, her son, Ricky and many cousins and extended family and friends. Robert was raised up in Houston since the age of 7. He attended Galena Park High School and then went on to attend College at Trinity University in San Antonio on a football scholarship where he was asked to stay on another year to help coach. He graduated with a BBA in 1957. He served in the Army ROTC and was honorably discharged as a 1sat LT. in the Artillery Division from Ft. Sill, OK in October of 1967. He worked alongside his father in the oil and gas industry for many years. He was employed with Parkersburg Rig & Reel before starting his own business of King’s Oil and Gas Processing. He loved travel and to see the countryside especially the mountains of Colorado where he used to travel with his family and hunting trip buddies.